Luana - Meaning of Luana

What does Luana mean?

[ 3 syll. lua-na, lu-ana ] The baby girl name Luana is pronounced in English as Luw-AEN-ah †.

1: Luana has its origins in the language. It is used largely in the English and Italian languages. The name could be from the combination of Lou and Ana, or else of the syllables 'Lu-' and '-ana'. It was first borne by an obscure heroine in Romanian mythology. It appeared in the King Vidor film Bird of Paradise (1932), also known as Luana la vergine sacra in Italy, as the name of a Polynesian maiden. The success of the film subsequently boosted the popularity of the name among English and Italian speakers.

Luana has 18 variant forms. Variant forms of the name include Lewanna, Lou-Ann, Louann, Louanne, Lu, Lua, Luan, Luanda, Luane, Luann, Luannah, Luanne (used in Italian too), Luannie, Lujuana, Luwana, and Luwanna. The variant spellings Louanna and Luanna (used in Italian too) are other English forms.

Variant forms share the origin and meaning of the name Luana.

2: Luana's origin is Hawaiian. Here, it means 'joyous, happy, contented, relaxed'.

See also the related categories, romanian, combination, english, paradise (delight), maiden (maid), heroine (conqueror), happy (bright), bird, obscure, italian, hawaiian, and polynesian.

Luana is unusual as a baby girl name. Its usage peaked in 1947 with 0.009% of baby girls being given the name Luana. It was #651 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a decline in popularity since then, and is of only very modest use today. Among the family of girl names directly linked to Luana, Ana was the most popular in 2018.

Baby names that sound like Luana include Lewana, Lewanah, Laleama, Laleamah, Laleemah, Laleima, Laleimah, Lamiah, Lamissa, Lamiya, Lamiyah, Lamyah, Lamyia, Lanasa, Lanassa, Lanaya, Lanecia, Laneesha, Laneisha, and Lanesha.

† Pronunciation for Luana: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"

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